Tucson's Festival of Books was already rated as #4 in the entire country before last weekend's event. In four years it has grown from great to stupendous. It was like Disneyland for writers and readers. More than one workshop had to turn away people who didn't arrive half an hour early.
Personally, I had a wonderful and educational experience at this year's event. I was there from before they opened until after they closed each day. I can't wait to attend the 2013 event. My only advice to the organizers? Double the seating size of your rooms. You needed it this year and next year? Oh boy, will you ever.